River Runners Blog

Raft Browns Canyon National Monument

The many ways to raft Browns Canyon National Monument »

Raft Browns Canyon with River Runners Browns Canyon National Monument is located between the mountain towns of Salida and Buena Vista in Chaffee County Colorado. The Arkansas River winds through this rugged canyon with remnants of a historic railroad, steep cliffs, beautiful mountain views and lots of rapids. It has long been known as a … read more

Stand-up Paddleboard Tours.

Five reasons to visit Buena Vista, Colorado »

Colorado is full of outdoor recreation, hot springs, and cool mountain towns. Below are five reasons you should visit Buena Vista, Colorado and make it your next family vacation destination. 1. Rafting, Kayaking, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Arkansas River Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River is known for world-class whitewater, but you don’t have to … read more

Planning your whitewater rafting trip in Colorado »

It’s going to be a special year on the Upper Arkansas River Every water year is unique in Colorado and 2019 is shaping up to be one of the best on record. Check out our tips below for planning your whitewater rafting trip to one of the most popular rafting destinations in the world. 20% … read more

High water rafting trips.

Pro tips for whitewater rafting in Colorado this summer »

Get ready for high water on the Arkansas River A big snowpack equals big whitewater rafting in Colorado, but there are still tour options for beginners. Whether you are looking to hit peak runoff or find something more family friendly, we’ve compiled a few points to help you plan your raft trip this summer. PRO … read more

Colorado whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

Planning your Colorado rafting trip in a high-water year »

The Arkansas River Basin snowpack is above average. Every few years we get an above average snowpack in Colorado, which results in high flows on creeks and rivers during the spring and summer. This is looking to be one of those epic whitewater years. Colorado’s river basins are all in great shape with a statewide … read more

Mount Princeton near Buena Vista, Colorado.

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update – January 29, 2019 »

Above average snowpack could bring high water in 2019 It’s looking like it could be an epic year for whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Current snowpack for the Arkansas River Basin is 131% of normal (232% of last year at this time) with more snow in the forecast. The drainages that impact … read more

Colorado summer vacation.

Don’t miss the boat. Start planning your Colorado summer vacation now! »

Planning Guide for Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin The Arkansas River Basin is a popular summer vacation spot in Southwest Colorado. It’s a good idea to plan ahead if you want to experience all the area has to offer. This blog will help you find the nicest places to stay, coolest activities, tastiest restaurants and best … read more